Staffing Employment Practices Liability: Discrimination
Most staffing agencies understand the importance of abiding by federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. However, this does not ensure host companies will abide as well. In the event of an incident between a placed employee and their host employer, staffing agencies can be held responsible for any discrimination, harassment or other workplace violations. Employment Practices Liability coverage helps protect your clients against all manners of allegations from work place harassment to discrimination.
Most employment agencies do not realize they can be held responsible for harassment and discrimination inflicted by a client. Staffing agencies cannot legally claim ignorance to violations of workplace regulations and are responsibility for verifying that host companies are law abiding. Both the staffing agency and the host employer are responsible for abiding by all health, safety and fair work place legislation.
Host employers are required to treat the temporary staff members exactly the same as those hired in through the company. Should harassment or discrimination occur both the agency and the host company could be liable. Employment Practices Liability coverage can help to protect your client’s against instances of discrimination or harassment committed by themselves as well as companies they worked with.
At World Wide Specialty Programs, we offer Staffing Agency Employment Practices Liability Insurance designed specifically to protect staffing firms against claims including but not limited to discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. Please contact us today at (877) 256-0468 to learn more about the policies we offer for your staffing agency clients.